Logical Reasoning - Course of Action - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Course of Action - Section 1 (Q.No. 43)
Directions to Solve

In each question below is given a statement followed by two courses of action numbered I and II. You have to assume everything in the statement to be true and on the basis of the information given in the statement, decide which of the suggested courses of action logically follow(s) for pursuing.

Give answer

  • (A) If only I follows
  • (B) If only II follows
  • (C) If either I or II follows
  • (D) If neither I nor II follows
  • (E) If both I and II follow.


Statement: The Committee has criticized the Institute for its failure to implement a dozen of regular programmes despite an increase in the staff strength and not drawing up a firm action plan for studies and research.

Courses of Action:

  1. The broad objectives of the Institute should be redefined to implement a practical action plan.
  2. The Institute should give a report on reasons for not having implemented the planned programmes.

Only I follows
Only II follows
Either I or II follows
Neither I nor II follows
Both I and II follow
Answer: Option
The problem is that despite an increase in staff strength, the Institute has failed in its objective of implementing its plan. So, either there should be reasons for the lackening or the plans are a failure and must be revised for practical implementation. Thus, both the courses follow.
2 comments Page 1 of 1.

Greg said:   1 decade ago
Why redefine objectives if the problem is a bunch of failures staffing the Institute? The objectives may already be perfect. The correct answer is B.

Jose said:   1 decade ago
I believe this is the "correct" thing to do, not the logical answer. There are other things that could be the reason or the main objective. And "SHOULD" give a report? This is more like the administrative way of handling it, far away from the logical response.

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